The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s membership gathered yesterday for their annual meeting that encompassed annual reports and addressed business matters pertaining to the 2013 Show. The annual meeting also allowed for the election of officers, four new executive committee members, seven new directors and the elevation of five honorary vice presidents.
How much funding Texas horse shows receive in the near future depends on the final wording of two bills pending in the state’s ongoing legislative session.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has instituted its Animal Disease Traceability Program (ADTP) to improve its ability to trace livestock, including horses, in the event of a disease outbreak. The new system applies to all livestock moving interstate.